Jorden Mink our Pittsburgh Patriot

Campaign Created by: Lexie Otey

The funds from this campaign will be received by Lexie Otey.

Goal : USD $150,000
Raised : USD $ 16,888

Jorden was in DC on January 6. He went with nothing but GOOD intentions. To stand up for all of the American people, peacefully. What was peaceful turned sour quickly. 

On January 14th a "tipster" called in and said they recognized the picture to be Jorden. He was followed for three days, on January 18th Jorden was arrested & has been in jail since, almost 9 months. 

During a pandemic they moved him to 4 different jails, until finally he got moved to DC. He ended up catching COVID & having to be on lockdown for 14 days. Jorden's name has been slander by the media. He is not a danger/threat to the community, he is not racist & is not a monster. He is a hard working family man. Jorden and I have a 7 year old son together, who he just looks up to his father & hopes to be just like him one day. 

Jorden love runs deep, he would do ANYTHING for his family or friends. He stands up for what's right, and tells you like it is when it's wrong. He has always been the best father, and a wonderful partner to have by my side.

I am reaching out for financial help, going from a two person income to one can be difficult at times. Especially having a child on top of it. I am working hard, with still trying to maintain a life for my son & I. As we all know children spell love TIME.  Any donation would be greatly appreciated & if not a simple prayer goes a long way. 

God Bless everyone .

UPDATES

Update #33
May 30, 2022
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Four hundred ninety-six days since my son has seen his father & I have seen my fiance .

He is missed & loved by so many .

Continued prayers 🙏 

Thank you again so much for all the prayers and donations in this trying time. 

God bless everyone & much love 

Update #32
May 5, 2022
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I have been a roller coaster of emotions. I continue everyday to move forward and remain strong. I see my child's face everyday & my heart breaks because he doesn't deserve to go through this . But he is so strong, and I am so proud of him ! Thank you to all who has donated, gave us kind words and continue to pray 🙏 

God Bless you all.

Update #31
April 30, 2022
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When it rains it pours.

God is good, continued prayers 🙏 

Update #30
April 24, 2022
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This week is going to be sad to say the less, going to pick up your loved ones belonging who's face you haven't seen in 15 months and walking out empty handed. Not even allowed to see each other, wave or hug & kiss your person . My son and I will have an emotional time, but God is with us every step of the way . Please send positive vibes and prayers 🙏 

Update #29
April 6, 2022
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I am forever grateful for all this support that complete strangers have showed me. You are all true blessings, thank you!

Continued prayers is always appreciated.

God has a plan & its on his time.

Keep the faith and keep praying .

Update #28
March 22, 2022
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The past week has been extremely difficult. 

Mentally, emotionally & physically. 

Please continue to send love & prayers 🙏

God Bless 🙌 

Update #27
March 2, 2022
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Continued prayers are greatly appreciated 🙏 thank you again for the love & support. 

Update #26
January 23, 2022
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I thank everyone for their generosity, and all the prayers . Please continue to pray, as I will do for you! 


There is so much love with the same amount of evil, but I will not let the hate bring us down ! 


God Bless 🙌 🙏 

Update #25
January 11, 2022
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Time and time again

You have proven

You\'ll do just what You said

Though the storms may come

And the winds may blow, I\'ll remain steadfast

And let my heart learn when You speak a word

It will come to pass

Great is Your faithfulness to me

Great is Your faithfulness to me

From the rising sun to the setting same

I will praise Your name

Great is Your faithfulness to me

Update #24
January 2, 2022
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Happy New Year .

Thank you again for the continued prayers & donations 🙏 

God bless everyone 🙌


Update #23
December 31, 2021
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My heart is so full to all the positive prayers and donations, for all the evil I will continue to pray for you! God Bless everyone 🙏 

Update #22
December 29, 2021
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Hopefully we can enter 2022 with a fresh start 🙏 Hope everyone has a wonderful but safe holiday !

Update #21
December 24, 2021
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Merry Christmas 🎅 🎄  hope everyone has a blessed day, hug your loved ones a little extra ❤️  

Update #20
December 20, 2021
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Catalog of abuses by the prison dated 12.15.2021 to 12.19.2021
 
On December 15, 2021 at approximately 8:15am Lt. Crystal Lancaster came through C2B banging on doors, opening them and taking postmarked mail from the windows. These items have been there for several months. They are decorative only and mostly are flags. The policy states the windows cannot be covered yet they are not covered.
 
Later that afternoon while some of us went outside for recreation, the ones who went out had their cells ransacked. At the end of her shift again Lancaster arrived and started causing problems in the pod. She again stole items from the windows.
 
December 16, 2021 the guards came through and was banging on the windows. They haven't been doing this previously. They started shutting the cell doors when we step out. They haven't been doing this action previously either. When we step out and they close the doors, we don't have a place to relieve ourselves until we can get a guard to open the door again. We have been locked up for a very long time and have a very low ability of continence. When the US Marshal Service was here, they saw the actions the guards were taking and the emotional and physical distress it caused. The first page of the Inmate Handbook clearly states under Inmate Rights and (2) Freedom from PERSONAL ABUSE, corporal punishment, personal injury, or property damage. Stealing property from windows and causing physical abuse by not letting us relieve ourselves, causing emotional distress by invoking such arbitrary rules without provocation is a collective of violations.
 
December 17, 2021 at approximately 8:30am the guards started doing something they haven't done for a few months. They opened the draw that contains the cuffs and chains. They used to do this every morning to activate the Pavlovian response. On this day they began doing it again. It has occurred every morning since the 17th. They only pull them out and set them on the desk followed by placing them back in the drawer. Gulags... The day progressed as if it nothing had happened recently.
 
December 18, 2021 LOCKDOWN Complete total lockdown. No exiting cells for any reason. 24 hours of solitary confinement.
 
December 19, 2021 Approximately 8:35am I spoke to the guard and he told me that the lockdown would again persist. Approximately 9:05am he opened the bottom tier doors for recreation. Approximately 10:00am they told us to get back in our cells without warning. Some phone calls got made but not everyone had the opportunity as we had no idea the Gulags intended to lock is back down. Now we are being told we are back to a 23/1 lockdown. Lots of people didn't get a phone call and some of us didn't get to shower. Solitary Confinement for being American. 
 
This started around the time Warden Kathleen Jo Landerkin and her vial tweets went viral and her minions now have Carte Blanche to attack Patriot's. 

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR POLITICAL PRISONERS 🙏 

Update #19
December 18, 2021
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Today I celebrate our 11 years by myself. Although I'm grateful because I still get to hear his voice, I'm even more thankful to have such a wonderful human to call my partner . Continue prayers please 🙏  God bless everyone!

Update #18
December 14, 2021
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330 days ...

Wow, not seeing your loved one for that many days is mind blowing. Please continue to pray for my family 🙏 thank you for the prayers and donations 🙌

Update #17
December 10, 2021
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Happy 8th birthday to our son!

Update #16
December 8, 2021
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Dear God,
I come before you to lay panic and anxiety at your feet. When I feel crushed by my fears & worries, you remind me of your power & grace. Fill me with your peace as I trust in you & you alone. I know I can't beat this on my own, but I do also know that I have you, Lord. You have already paid the ultimate price to carry my burdens. For this I thank you, Amen 🙏. 

Couple important dates coming up this month :
December 10th our sons 8th birthday 🎂 
December 15th Jorden is two years sober 🤟
December 18th is our 11 year anniversary 😘
December 23rd is one year since we lost our 20 year old cousin 💔
December 24th & 25th Christmas 🎄 

Thank you to all who have donated and prayed, God Bless 🙏🙌

Update #15
December 6, 2021
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Our sons 8th birthday is coming up, he just wants to see his dad's face. Please say a prayer 🙏 😔 

Update #14
November 24, 2021
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Who would of thought going to a peaceful protest would change your entire life?! On January 6th, Jorden & thousands of others American people that share the same passion for America came together to hear Trump speak. He went just to experience something new. A few hours have gone by & all hell broke loose. The only people who know the truth behind all of this is the people who were there! Pictures & videos only show part of what happened in real life, also there are three sides to every story yours, theirs & the TRUTH. Jorden went with NO intentions of anything BAD happening. I guess people don't believe in second chances, or being fair anymore. Jorden was raised by a single mother who worked hard for what she had/has. She has such a sweet, genuine soul. Who has never given up, and always remains to be a positive impact in people's lives. She is caring, giving, helpful etc. Jorden was taught all those same traits, and follows them still till this day. Jorden will admit when he is in the wrong, he will also tell you how it is if needed. But we are talking about a guy who battled with demons for a very long time and switched his entire life around in two years. He has always been there for my son and I, family, friends and even strangers! The media has slandered his name, making him out to be this horrible monster of person. My main objective is to give a little insight on who Jorden truly is... We are talking about a man who risks himself to save children from getting attacked by a shark, or a sworm of bees. A man who sees a homeless person and makes sure they have a meal & drink or something to wear, a man who takes trouble teenagers in under his wing to help them get on a better life path & to show them they have a purpose in this world, a man who volunteered to get his kidneys tested for his mother's coworker who he doesn't even know but to help her because he knows his mother cares for her coworker. A man who saw a house on fire, called 911 and ran in to save the families animals. When my child was asked at school what is one thing you love most about your dad, his response was "that my dad is nice to people" to me that speaks volumes. Eleven months ago Jorden was ripped from our family. He was moved to 4 different prisons until he finally reached his 5th one in DC. In the beginning of him being there he was locked down for 14 days in a cell for 24 hours each day, because he caught COVID. When he was released from medical, he was in solitary confinement for 23 hours & only allowed out for 1 hour per day. That is mentally & emotionally abusive. Just recently they changed it and starting to allow him and others out for 3 to 5 hours at a time. He is denied to finish his education, get a hair cut or shave (he can use Nair to chemically burn his hair off), nail clippers just anything to do with proper hygiene, no visitations, no video call visits, just phone calls, no religious services, no proper medical care unless you get the vaccine! Jorden has lost about 30 to 35 pounds since being there due to malnourishment. There's mold, no clean drinking water it quickly turns brown. If something good happens in there, or they even see a little bit of happiness on their faces the next day the are punished for something & put on lockdown. This goes for all the political prisoners! I could go on and on. We have a seven year old son, who wants nothing more than his father to be home where he belongs! Just think of the impact this has taken on our sweet, innocent child. The stress of wondering when his dad is going to come home. This has given our little boy such anxiety & depression HES SEVEN. HE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO FEEL THIS WAY. Jorden has always had my back, even on days when I felt like giving up he motivated me to be the best verison of myself & for that I will always respect him, and stand by his side! Thank you for hearing me out. We know that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and this storm shall pass as well. God has a plan & we will continue to pray and trust HIS process. THEY DON'T KNOW THE MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE .

Update #13
November 13, 2021
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The comeback is always stronger than the setback!

This chapter...
One day we will be closing this chapter to open up a new story. One filled with reflection and growth. The past was not a failure or something to forget. It taught us to get back up for the things that matter, to walk away when something or someone is no longer worth it, at to care for yourself, despite the nights when darkness surrounds you. We are growing, healing, learning. It is so beautiful to see how far we have came.

Thank you for the continued prayers & donations my heart is so full 🙌

Update #12
November 11, 2021
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Today I am battling with my anxiety.
The way that these men are being treated inside of this prison is truly unacceptable, its pure evil and disgusting. They are being abused physically, mentally and emotionally on a daily basis. They need all the prayers they can get. When something good happens one day, the next they are punished. Yesterday a wonderful man who is in his 70's got to speak & good things happened for him. Today they were punished, with a can of pepper spray releasing everywhere in the POD and people not being able to breathe, asking for medical attention all being of a mask situation. As of a recent update they were taken outside to get some fresh air 🙌  I pray to the big man upstairs that all of these people can come home to their families one day soon 🙏  

My son's birthday is coming up in December along with Christmas, I have been asking him for 2 weeks now what he would like for those special days... his response "my dad to be home, I really miss him mommy" . My heart shattering because my 8 year old is suffering & there is nothing I can do to help him. Please continue to pray for Jorden and all of the other Patriots, including their families we are all going through a really tough time.

God Bless 🙌 🙏 

Update #11
November 10, 2021
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Thank you to everyone who has donated to us! My heart is so full, and I can't wait to one day to be able to pay it forward! 

Alls I ask is you keep praying, please .

God Bless 🙌 🙏 

Update #10
November 2, 2021
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Crazy how 11 months fly by so quickly, but yet feels like forever. 

A good thing for me is I work night shift, so while my mind races 24/7 I can stay busy at night. 

I miss Jorden more than anything, besides my child he is truly my best friend. I hate that I can't just pick up my phone anymore to call him for anything, send him pictures, or just see how his day is even going. Alls I want to do is squeeze his face and give him a hug. 

Trust the process & give it to God .

Update #9
October 25, 2021
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HAPPY 28TH BIRTHDAY JORDEN!

Update #8
October 24, 2021
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Give it to God & trust the process!

Thank you to everyone who has donated & prayed ? 
 

Update #7
October 22, 2021
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I am writing on behalf of my younger cousin, Jorden Mink, to attest to the fact that he is not a threat to society nor is he a flight risk. Since a young age, Jorden has had a strong enough character to admit his wrongdoings, no matter the consequences. With his father not participating in much of his upbringing, Jorden has had to rely on his mother, brother, and others to help him find his path and place in this world. He has made mistakes in the past - whom of us has not? Some of these mistakes have resulted in his having legal trouble, but he has always owned up to his actions and dealt with the consequences, no matter how hard they were. Jorden will always be one of the first to help out if he sees someone in need, pain, or trouble. He is the kind of man who will rush into a burning building to save people he doesn’t know. He would lend his last dollar or give the shirt off his back if he knew you needed it. He is also the person who sees someone at a funeral walk away upset and runs after them to console them and make sure they are okay and know they’re not alone. Because he has had so much adversity and heartache in his life, he tries to step up when he sees others going through rough times. Over the years, I have seen him turn from a lost boy to a man who is secure in who he is and wants to give to others that they may feel confident and uplifted, as well. He is engaged to a wonderful woman and together they have a child whom he tries to guide in the right direction. Having a family has helped Jorden to focus on the stuff that really matters and not seek refuge in controlled substances, as he did when he was younger. Jorden is the kind of man who used to have an issue with substance abuse, but that has changed. He has changed. He decided to change for the better. He chose to stop the abuse. He has been sober for over a year now and his time is spent doing much more positive activities. He wants to do good. He loves helping others. He is a much more positive person and you can even hear it in the music that he creates. He chooses to uplift and encourage others. He wants to help others, not harm them. He is visibly becoming one of the biggest blessings in our family and I can’t wait to see him develop that further. We did speak about his involvement at the capital and he told me he went down to protest peacefully. He told me he went with no weapon. I believe this fully, as he is the kind of guy who owns his actions - good or bad - all you have to do is ask him. He understands he should not have broken a window, but he in no way intended to harm anyone, nor did he harm anyone that day or since. In fact, he did tell people to “move back” several times before he began to hit the window, just so no one would get hurt. I did see and hear this myself on a video from a news feed. I do ask that you release him, as he is neither a threat to society nor is he at risk of fleeing. I thank you for your time and consideration. Julie Fratangelo

Update #6
October 19, 2021
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I have known Jorden his entire life as he is my cousin. Jorden has always been fearless and a thrill seeker. He has always loved an adrenaline rush...climbing tall trees when he was just a small boy, jumping off cliffs and roofs as a teen, riding quads through rough terrain as a young man. He was the type of boy and teen who some would call rebellious, risk taker, daredevil, but for Jorden it was only for the thrill of it...for himself. He never set out to injure or hurt anyone nor to destroy anything that did not belong to him. He was one of those kids who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. If he was guilty of doing something wrong and was approached or questioned by his mother, neighbor, police officer, whomever...Jorden was sure to tell the truth. He never lied, nor tried to cover up anything he did that might be considered wrong or irresponsible. If he did it, he admitted to it! He took accountability and responsibility for his actions. When Jorden became a father, I thought he would settle down from some of his ways and habits, however he was still young and still trying to find himself. He struggled with making wrong decisions and making what some of us would call “stupid choices”. Although he was at times irresponsible and not making the best choices/decisions, he was still a good, kind, caring, sensitive young man who loved his family, friends, God , and his country very much. Over the past year and a half, Jorden has really been working hard to turn his life around and working hard on his recovery. He has been very successful with his recovery and he is strengthening his relationships with God and family, and his role as a dad. Jorden has done a lot of self-reflection and has made a lot of self improvements over this past 1.5 years. I see him growing and maturing as a young man, beginning to find himself, standing up for his beliefs, and beginning to find his way in this life and world. Our family recently suffered the tragic loss of one of our young family members, and Jorden came running for all. To be there to support his cousins, aunts, and uncles. Showing and sharing his love and kindness and to assist and pull those through who might not otherwise be strong enough to make it through this terrible, tragic journey. Respectfully, Mary Beth Fitzhenry

Update #5
October 19, 2021
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Over the weekend I lost all control of my emotions, every time some would ask "are you okay" I would just cry harder. In that moment of darkness I did not feel okay, I didn't know how to stop crying alls I wanted to was scream. I went to church Sunday morning & couldn't help but keep crying. I woke up yesterday and felt better, I prayed for a good night sleep with peace and comfort. That's exactly what I got. I prayed that my son will one day understand the circumstances & know that everything in this life happens for a reason, we are strong and can overcome anything that comes our way! Today I woke up to donations from wonderful people, who I just want to say thank you! From the bottom of my heart thank you so very much. Praying for each & every one you! I'm thankful to see there are still wonderful people in this world, who care & do acts of kindness!
God Bless
-Lexie

Update #4
October 13, 2021
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Good morning,
These next few months are going to be tough on my son and I. We got a lot of celebrating to do & without Jorden neither one of us is very excited . On Friday Jorden celebrates being 670 days sober, on the 24th is our best friends & nephews birthday's (30&2), on the 25th is Jorden's 28th birthday & on the 27th we are celebrating our neices 6th birthday. Next comes my aunts, sister, grams birthday in November, plus Thanksgiving (which I am thankful to still take apart in all of this and still show all the love we have to offer), everyday you wake up you are blessed. Come December is my brother's birthday, OUR SON'S 8TH birthday, Jorden will celebrate 2 years on his sobriety, we also will mourn the fact that we lost our 21 year old cousin two days before Christmas 1 year ago this year. So Christmas this year is going to be extra rough. We will take all the prayers we can get! Thank you for listening! God Bless ? 

Update #3
October 12, 2021
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Jorden has impacted my life in so many ways. He’s been a father figure to me, he’s helped to keep me on a straight path, he always knew how to make me laugh even when I was sad, and so much more. He’s made me the person that I am today. In the summer, we went to the gym together and that was kind of both of our “escapes.” When he was having a bad day or if I was was having a bad day the gym was always a place where all of that went away. He taught me how to make better, healthier habits instead of creating bad habits. He gave me a place to stay to know that I was fed, safe, and that became a place that I could call “home.” He has a big heart. He took me under his wing and made sure I was doing good. He was always there to take care of me. He always made sure that I knew I was loved and cared for every single day. He motivated me to do better. Every day he motivated me to do better in life. Whether it was my grades, staying healthy, or being the best version of myself that I could be. He taught me that even when times are tough to keep pushing through. I get my work ethic from him. In the summer, he worked hard at his job and made sure he was doing it to the best of his ability. On days when he didn’t have any motivation, he got up and pushed himself to do it. Jorden has made me who I am today and I am forever grateful for him. I wouldn’t be the same without him. He’s impacted my life in so many ways and helped me strive to be the best person that I can be.
 

Update #2
October 11, 2021
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Thank you to those that have donated, God Bless.

I have asked family & friends to write letters to show the type of man he truly is. Here is the 1st one I recieved.


This letter is regarding Jorden Mink and the man that I know him to be. He is a man of strong conviction, with an adventurous spirit and heart and soul of kindness. He would go to all lengths to protect his family and care for those around him.
 
Jorden and I are distant cousins, but are as close as first cousins. Our family often takes trips together and plans fun things for our  children.  Jorden’s son and my younger son are best buddies.
 
A story I always tell when talking about Jorden, is when he realized there was a giant bee hive hanging from a tree in the yard where our children were playing. He was determined to take it down so the children wouldn’t by chance get stung. Although we tried to talk him out if it, he moved forward with his plans.
 
After the fiasco was finished, Jorden was stung several times and we had to rush him to the local doctors office. He laughed it off and said “at least nobody else will get stung now.”
 
At the time, Jorden’s decision to remove the beehive may have not been the smartest choice, but he believed he was protecting his family...and therefore it made perfect sense. Sometimes we take risks in life for things we believe in and belief can ultimately be more powerful than truth.
 
Whatever the case, this man that I know very well, Jorden Mink, is a large contributor to the togetherness of my family and is an amazing father who deserves to be at home with his son and his family.
 
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter.
 
Best Regards,
 
Tara McBride

Update #1
September 30, 2021
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Hi everyone,
I had to create a new give send go, the other was not coming up correctly. Thank you again for the love and support ?.
Lexie

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